Which kernel is best for AMD C60?
lproven at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 22:37:03 UTC 2012
On 31 March 2012 16:26, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 31 March 2012 10:00, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The installer cannot choose between kernels - unlike on Mac OS X,
> I think that the 32 bit installer decides whether to use the pae or
> non-pae (both 32 bit) kernel based on how much RAM there is. It
> cannot choose between 32 and 64 bit kernels however.
You are quite right; I was insufficiently precise. (Precise?
It can choose between different 32-bit kernels; it cannot choose
between 32-bit or 64-bit.
I /believe/ that 12.04 will be the first version that will default to
PAE unless it's on a Celeron or some other chip that doesn't support
it. I have encountered several machines which cannot use PAE - it's a
significant snag. My own newest Thinkpad has a Pentium-M chip which I
don't think can do it, for instance, and it was not a cut-down or
economy version at the time.
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